Laura Marney

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Laura Marney is a Scottish novelist and short-story writer.


The author of five novels and numerous short stories, Laura Marney is a member of the Glasgow G7 group of writers (Alan Bissett, Nick Brookes, Rodge Glass, Laura Marney, Alison Miller, Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh).[1]

Born and brought up in Glasgow, Marney co-founded a theatre group Theatre Raskolnikov there.[2] Since "nobody else could be bothered", she also began writing scripts for the company.[3]

Marney is a graduate of the MLitt course in Creative Writing at Glasgow University, and now teaches there.[citation needed] Her writing has been described as black humour.[4] She also writes for radio.[citation needed]

Marney tutored Leela Soma, one of the 21 writers and 21 artists commissioned by Glasgow Women's Library in 2012 to create work to celebrate the 21st birthday of the organisation.



  • No Wonder I Take A Drink (2004)
  • Nobody Loves a Ginger Baby (2005)
  • Only Strange People Go to Church (2006)
  • My Best Friend has Issues (2008)
  • For Faughie's Sake (2014)


  1. ^ MacLeod, Heather (20 September 2005). "The Book Group" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 May 2006.
  2. ^ Robinson, David (3 July 2004). "All you have to do is". The Scotsman.
  3. ^ Barcelona Review interview, 2005
  4. ^ Laura Marney cited by Jenny Brown in "Dark and dour Scottish writing 'needs sexing up'". The Scotsman. 28 February 2005.

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